no one should drown in their sorrows, even when the weather is full of unanswered prayers. yes, we all want to feel whole once again, like young lovers sharing deep kisses and cuddles on a hill bathed in moonlight. but then, sometimes, we find true, mysterious love in the solace of lost friends, as coincidence creates magic. this is the sweet miracle that comes with life. the thorn that once pricked can rot and resurge as a tree that gives shade at hot noons.
by Dr Pat Ashinze
Pat Ashinze, an Igbo-Yoruba hybrid, trained and graduated as a medical doctor from the College of Medicine, University of Ilorin. He writes within the axial stream of poetry, prose, essays, aphorisms, gizmos and whatnot. His works have been featured on several local and international platforms. He was a finalist for the 2021 Stephen A. Dibiase International poetry prize. He was a finalist for the World NTDS Storytelling (Literary category) competition in 2021. He was a recipient of the Best Writers Award at The ILUMSA’s 40th anniversary in 2018. He won the Inaugural Unilorin Students Union Poetry Prize in 2019.